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The initiative

Transport Scotland continues to modernise our public transport network. We are working with Scotland’s public sector organisations and transport providers to deliver passenger requirements, with the aim to make public transport more attractive, easier to access and a viable alternative to using the car, reducing traffic and emissions.

This smart evolution is being funded through a combination of Scottish Government, local government and private transport operator investment, as well as being supported by European Regional Development Funding.

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Fife in the Fast Lane

Living in Fife? Commuting into Edinburgh? Visiting the area? Or just wanting an easier and smarter way to get around? 

Find out more about Fife in the Fast Lane: Stagecoach, ScotRail, Transport Scotland and Fife Council working in partnership to improve your public transport experience.


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Smart evolution

Seeking to provide educational information around what smart ticketing and payment is and how you can use it? This campaign launched on the back of the successful technical integration project with Transport Scotland, ScotRail, National Express (Xplore Dundee), Stagecoach, First Bus, McGill’s Buses, Lothian Buses, SPT Subway, local authorities, Young Scot and NECPO, to unlock ITSO smartcards for flexible smart travel across Scotland.

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Contactless payments – Smart Pay Grant Fund

In the Transport Minister’s drive to encourage bus operators to provide a contactless payment service to customers, Transport Scotland and the European Regional Development Fund are offering financial support in the form of a Smart Pay Grant Fund. 

The Grant Fund will assist bus operators update their equipment which will reduce queues, speed up boarding, and give passengers an alternate option to paying cash for their tickets. 

Contactless on bus has been requested by passengers and will enhance the customer experience. Contactless is a modern and well proven as a secure and convenient method of payment.  

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Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

MaaS pilot projects

MaaS provides easy access to travel services, helping you to plan, book and pay for your journeys in one, easy to use app. Transport Scotland is investing £2 million through its MaaS Investment Fund to test MaaS in Scotland.

Read more about our pilot projects below.

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Travelling in the Highlands and Islands region? The GOHI app makes travelling easier than ever with access to bus, rail, car hire, car club, taxi, ferry, e-bike, folding bike and air options in one simple to use app. Download from the App store or Google Play store.

More about the GOHI app

National Park Journey Planner

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is one of the most popular visitor destinations in Scotland and can be reached by more than 50% of the country’s population within one hour by car. But did you know that you can travel to some of the most popular areas of the park and leave the car behind? The new National Park Journey Planner van help you find more sustainable ways to visit. Download from the App store or Google Play store.

More about the National Park Journey Planner

GO NHS Tayside website

Regional transport partnership Tactran, alongside NHS Tayside, developed the Go NHS Tayside website to assist those attending appointments or visiting hospitals sites in Tayside. The site helps patients access health facilities and services more easily, whilst raising awareness and encouraging people to use more sustainable modes of transport.

Visit GO NHS Tayside

My D&A Travel

My D&A Travel helps college students travel around Dundee and Angus providing the best mix of travel information straight to their smartphone, helping students to plan journeys and find the mode of transport and route which best suits their needs. Download from the App store or Google Play store.

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GetGo Dundee

GetGo Dundee is your one-stop-shop for navigating public transport in Dundee. The app provides on-demand access to real-time data from a range of transport services making it more convenient to use public, shared, and sustainable transport services for journeys in and around the city. Looking to attend an event? Whether you ride the train, bus, or electric bike, GetGo Dundee will provide up to date details of what’s on within the city and help you on your journey. Download from the App store or Google Play store.

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GO SEStran

Find and compare transport options to travel to and within the SESTRAN regions of City of Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, East Lothian, Falkirk, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian. GO SEStran allows you to compare prices and routes, then book and pay for your travel by bus, rail, taxi, Demand Responsive Transport (DRT), car, bike hire, car club, cycling, walking or a combination of these. Download from the App Store or Google Play store.

More about Go SEStran